Noise though tape deck
Just recently my 91 EGT's tape deck has been acting up. I know it's silly to worry about a tape deck, and that I should upgrade to a new stereo anyway, but for the time it is really annoying. I use it to play my CDs through the portable CD player car kit. I've tried the kit to broadcast the CD signal to the FM receiver, but it never comes in clear. Just recently, out of the blue, the tape deck started to hiss, crackle and whine. I thought it was the car kit, so I've tried several, and it is always there. I tried cleaning & demagnitizing the deck, and that didn't help at all. It is more pronounced in the left channel, but present in the right as well. Sometimes it is louder or higher pitched, and sometimes it is reduced to a ticking with a low hiss. I can not discern any patterns or rwasons for the changes in the interference, but it is always there. It is not present in the FM or AM tuning functions of the stereo. Does anyone have any idea what this could be, and is it possible that I may be able to eliminate this or am I finally going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new system. Thanks in advance.